Had the mower for a year now starts first Pull everytime ready time use good 2-stroke oil good fuel haven't had a problem yet I've had two strokes before old Masport one's been pretty good too can't fault it at this stage. One thing just turn the fuel tap off before you turn it off let the carb run dry and it will start easy that's what I found.
very good mower
I have had this mower for two years my borther had his victa classic for two years he has hard a lot of promblems with it. My one is steel starting with one pull and running great he paid $399 i paid $650 it is worth the monny $399 in my opinion is two much for a badly built victa.
Complete Rubbish, Avoid
So I obtained this Victa Mustang VEX60 2-Stroke mower as a replacement through and insurance claim. I have had nothing but trouble with it from new. I have owned this unit for around 8 months now. I find it difficult to start, it will rev high and low randomly and then cut out with fresh fuel, perfect mix and easy to cut grass. The chassis was damaged on arrival and was fixed under warranty, though the mower still suffers from vibration. Now the pull start mechanism has been stripped, so I can no longer start the thing. For this kind of money, forget it, AVOID.
Possibly the best domestic mower available
After much deliberation, I bought the 2 stroke model of the Mustang. Victa 2 strokes have the reputation of lasting decades and this combined with a well engineered chassis makes for a very long lasting mower. Mixing fuel is a snap so this is a non-issue as far as I am concerned.
First impressions were that this mower is rather heavy, but that probably means it is well built and solid. The wheels appear to be very solid and strong so should last the distance.
I have owned the mower for 8 months now and have mowed nearly every week during that time. My block is the traditional quarter acre suburban affair, so there is a fair bit of lawn to do. The 2 stroke motor has started on the first pull every time. No exceptions. I simply followed the Victa starting routine, both hot and cold and the engine simply bursts into life and runs effortlessly.
My previous mower was a Masport fitted with a Honda motor which was quite good but was always difficult to cold start and the handles were rather flimsy with quite a bit of movement in them. This always made manoeuvring difficult. I was very pleased to find the Victa was rock solid and stiff in the handles which makes for a pleasant mowing experience.
Yes, the 2 stroke makes more noise, yes, it makes more vibration, it does smoke a little when cold and it uses a bit more fuel but it more than makes up for these little quirks by its effortless starting and mowing performance.
My grass is fairly thick Buffalo and the motor simply powers through it, Just as well, if not better, then my previous Honda powered machine. Another advantage of the 2 stroke is that it uses the same fuel as all my other garden equipment. I run the Victa on a 50:1 mix as I use the Victa 2 stroke oil which also has the advantage of having an added fuel stabiliser which prolongs the life of stored fuel.
I have never used the catcher. I have always mulched. The Victa mulching works much better than my previous, dedicated mulcher machine and leaves my lawn clean, neat and looking like those wonderful lawns that you used to see in the '60's. Very traditional.
All-in-all, I can recommend the Mustang 2 stroke. It is a well made machine that does its designed job with class. I love the traditional look of the lawn when it is cut and really, there is nothing like the sound of a 2 stroke motor purring around on a Saturday morning.
Well made, 2 stroke power and starting reliability. Excellent mulching.
Nothing wrong but is heavy and not cheap.
The Victa 2 stroke Mustang is a solid well built mower. It starts first pull every time. The mulching function is fantastic, it saves time emptying the catcher and with the large 8 inch ball bearing wheels it is really easy to push. The alloy base insures that rust won't be a problem in years to come ( as was the case with my previous mower). Price wise $649 is quiet reasonable for a quality mower which will give years of trouble free mowing. I am very happy with this mower and being a Victa, service and spare parts are widely available. I would recommend this mower to anyone in the market for a new mower.
Starts first time every time, mulching and easy to push.
Awesome VEX60 2 stroke and chassis
This has been an awesome mower!!!!
it has a very fuel efficient 2 stroke engine
I paid $800 for this but it is worth every cent.
i have cut very tall thick grass and the mower would not stall but my friends new briggs and stratton would.
and the strong aluminum chassis is rust resistant!!!!!!
and it has one of those plug in hose wash ports which make cleaning up easy!!
Thanks Victa for an Awesome product!!!!
It is strong, reliable, fuel efficient, nice big fuel tank, robust, chassis rust proof, plenty of power!!!!!
Just needs a slightly bigger catcher.